The blockade against Cuba imposed by the United States affects the island’s health system as well as its renowned missions across the world, according to activists and health experts.
The revelation comes as Cubans and solidarity activists from different organizations are demanding the end of the U.S. blockade in a series of events in Washington, D.C. as part of the third “Days of Action Against the Blockade.”
Leima Martinez, head of the North American Division of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples, ICAP, says the work they’ve done to raise awareness about the economic blockade this year has focused on the hardships of medicine access, both in Cuba and the United States.
“Health is the most sensitive issue for our population,” Martinez told teleSUR.
“Our doctors, our institutions are searching for other ways, other markets, other friends, even in the U.S., despite the prohibition of Cuba to directly buy medicines that are exclusive and only produced in the United States,”Learn More